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Colt Mis-Stamp

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Zilmo, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Zilmo

    Zilmo New Member

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    Can anyone help me with a value on this Colt? It has a Star Spangled Banner inscription on one side, and a Baltimore Maryland inscription on the other side. Obviously Colt wanted it back, as per the letter dated 1981.

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  2. Alpo

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    I kept blowing that letter up, trying to figure out what that word was. Third line. "indeed a ????? according to our custom shop". Never did figure that out, but noticed that, in the second paragraph, first line, it says, "we here at colt feel". Not "Colt", "colt". I find it difficult to believe that a secretary would let that go by - the name of the business in lower case. And speaking of secretary, where are her initials? According to how they taught me to type a business letter, back in the 70s, there should be, in the lower left corner, RVG/xx. The xx would be the secretary's initials. And since when does a business letter have a date written like that? I was also taught not to use abbreviations in the letter. Like "Colt Gov't".

    I suspect the letter is a fake.
     

  3. TOOHSOTKIL

    TOOHSOTKIL Active Member

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    Can anyone help me with a value on this Colt? It has a Star Spangled Banner inscription on one side, and a Baltimore Maryland inscription on the other side. Obviously Colt wanted it back, as per the letter dated 1981.




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    Dang that serial number, when was it made??? And who stamped it??
     
  4. Monkey Hollow

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    My monitor has very high resolution. Alpo. I've looked at the letter over and over, and it appears that the word in the third line is "misstamp". I also agree with your thoughts on the construction of the letter.
     
  5. oscarmayer

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    i'll attempt to post a letter i have from colt. it looks nothing like the one pictured in this post. i also think it wouldn't request a return to a colt dealer but rather right to the factory.
     
  6. Silver72

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    Probably a commemorative for something in the State of Maryland. I've not seen a Colt 1911A1 with a serial number starting with an "F". It has a 1911 flat main spring housing, a short trigger and trigger relief cuts. The sights are not Colt.

    Strange word at the end of the 3rd Paragraph.
     
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  7. Danny

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    Do you guys think that is a fake letter trying to increase the value of the pistol? Remember its a dog eat Obama world out there?
    Danny:eek:
     
  8. Silver72

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    What is mis-stamped about the gun? Where did the letter come from? Are you the one they claimed called them with a question in 1981?

    Strange things were put on commemorative firearms. They usually don't bring half, at auction, as someone paid when they were new.
     
  9. Alpo

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    I think so.

    If you had a 1st Generation Single Action Army, you have a gun worth a couple of grand. If you also have a letter, purporting to be from Colt, saying it was sent to John Henry Holiday, in Tombstone Arizona, in August of 1881, it would be worth quite a bit more.
     
  10. USMC-03

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    The letter has no date. Trust me, there is no such thing as a genuine business letter without a date. Also, with a company the size of Colt, there is no way that a simple misstamp on a fairly run-of-the-mill product would ever cross the desk of the CEO. At best this would be handled by some sort of customer service manager.
     
  11. okeeemt

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    the more crazy thing is the guy that posted it hasn't even posted back on it?
     
  12. Silver72

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    We have no idea what the Maryland inscription says, or looks like. A closeup pic of it would tell us what about the State it commemorated.
     
  13. Silver72

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